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The Resource The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole, Mark Bowen

The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole, Mark Bowen

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The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole
Title
The telescope in the ice
Title remainder
inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowen
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Language
eng
Summary
The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved. Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy. IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at the forefront. The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy
Summary
Traces the story of the IceCube Observatory and its landmark studies observing high-energy neutrinos at the South Pole, celebrating its role in establishing a new field of astronomy while sharing insights into what the research station hopes to achieve in the near future
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603428
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DLC
Dewey number
522.686
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole
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The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole, Mark Bowen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-415) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Making mistakes -- Part I. The birth and youth of the neutrino -- This crazy child -- Infancy and youth -- From poltergeist to particle -- Part II. The dream of neutrino astronomy -- Wisconsin-style physics -- Peaceful exploration by interested scientists throughout the world -- Science at its best -- Part III. Touching the mystery -- Solid-state DUMAND -- Enter Bruce -- The crossover -- A supernova of science -- Doubling down -- Glory days -- Night on the ice -- The first nus -- The Peacock and Eva events -- Y2K at Pole -- Part IV. The real thing -- Sometimes you get what you ask for -- No new starts -- The coming of Yeck -- Failure and success -- As quickly as it all began... -- Crossing the threshold -- Epilogue: The dawn of multi-messenger astronomy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137280084
Lccn
2017026874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990248441
  • (OCoLC)990248441
  • 369930
Label
The telescope in the ice : inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole, Mark Bowen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Making mistakes -- Part I. The birth and youth of the neutrino -- This crazy child -- Infancy and youth -- From poltergeist to particle -- Part II. The dream of neutrino astronomy -- Wisconsin-style physics -- Peaceful exploration by interested scientists throughout the world -- Science at its best -- Part III. Touching the mystery -- Solid-state DUMAND -- Enter Bruce -- The crossover -- A supernova of science -- Doubling down -- Glory days -- Night on the ice -- The first nus -- The Peacock and Eva events -- Y2K at Pole -- Part IV. The real thing -- Sometimes you get what you ask for -- No new starts -- The coming of Yeck -- Failure and success -- As quickly as it all began... -- Crossing the threshold -- Epilogue: The dawn of multi-messenger astronomy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137280084
Lccn
2017026874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990248441
  • (OCoLC)990248441
  • 369930

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